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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #38, Destrehan West of 20th Street

Crossing over 20th Street, Destrehan Street gets even more interesting. Here, the Bungalow Belt gets even more pronounced, and while a few are abandoned, they are mostly occupied. But oh wow! The north side of the street is a long… Continue Reading

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #37, Destrehan East of 20th Street

If I had to pick a theme for the architecture of Destrehan Street, it would be variety. Built up slowly over decades, and as newer houses replace older ones, it is what makes Hyde Park so interesting. And perhaps what… Continue Reading

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #34, 20th Street South of Salisbury

South Hyde Park, which I define as south of Salisbury Street, has a slightly but not totally different feel than the northern half. The south side has less mansions, more workers’ cottages and some amazing alley houses. This is a… Continue Reading

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #23, Salisbury Street

As styles changed along Salisbury Street, the commercial corridor of Hyde Park, renovations occurred, such as the addition of this shop window on a giant Second Empire corner building. This building may be very old, but was renovated sometime in… Continue Reading

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #18, 4000th Block of 11th Street

People still care up here. This storefront church has revitalized a great building, like something you’d see on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Google Street View reveals that this building was languishing before the renovation. And then there is… Continue Reading

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #17, 3900 Block of 11th Street

These little beautiful Italianate houses face I-70, their property values ruined. But look at the beautiful cornice that still survives, looking like it’s in great condition. This large store building anchors the row; one can imagine how dense the neighborhood… Continue Reading

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #16, 1400 Block of Newhouse Avenue

The 1400 block of Newhouse Avenue is so beautiful, but sadly most of the buildings are abandoned. And just about all of them are still standing! This is just to the north of the improving North Park Place. This could… Continue Reading